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Celebrating One Year of #StepIn2Tech
Celebrating One Year of #StepIn2Tech

A mentored pathway to a career in the digital economy A little over one year ago, Microsoft Ireland sat down with our long-standing NGO partner, Fastrack to IT (FIT), to discuss how we could support people who were experiencing unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic to upskill or reskill in order to secure new employment […]

James O’Connor

James O’Connor

Vice President of Microsoft International Operations

Building a pathway to the Cloud through our new Skill Forward programme
Building a pathway to the Cloud through our new Skill Forward programme

The past years have demonstrated in a very real way the power of Cloud technologies. Put simply, without the Cloud, we would not have been able to work or learn from home nor would we be witnessing the pace of digital transformation that is underpinning our economic recovery. Cloud technologies are now critical to every […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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4 resources to help educators reimagine computer science in the curriculum

Our world is changing fast. COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly accelerated Digital Transformation and all business sectors and institutions have shifted to hybrid work and digital delivery. This has had a huge consequence on required job skills.  According to analysis by LinkedIn and Microsoft, 149 million more digital jobs will be created by 2025, in fields […]

Vânia Neto

Vânia Neto

Education Skills Lead | Learning & Skills Specialist | Microsoft Western Europe

Building AI Skills for an Inclusive Future
Building AI Skills for an Inclusive Future

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a technology of the future. In transforming how we live our daily lives – from receiving medical treatment and consuming news, to how we approach learning – AI is more powerful, prevalent and impactful than ever before. That was one of the key takeaways from the second annual John […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

How the FH JOANNEUM University is preparing students for new skillset demands with the Microsoft Learn for Educators Program
How the FH JOANNEUM University is preparing students for new skillset demands with the Microsoft Learn for Educators Program

“Nowadays, if you want to pursue a career in medical informatics, you need to be highly skilled in software engineering, machine learning and more. Fortunately, that’s where the Microsoft courses are making the difference for me – helping me to start my learning journey and acquire the basic knowledge to later build expertise upon.” Daniel […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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Providing a StepIn2Tech for those impacted by COVID-19

Microsoft announces new training programme equipping 10,000 people with the digital skills required to gain in-demand roles within the digital economy Over the past two months, we have all had to face renewed measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus. From staying at home and limiting our movements to engaging once again in remote […]

Cathriona  Hallahan

Cathriona Hallahan

Managing Director at Microsoft Ireland

SFI Machine Learning, Machine Translation
SFI Machine Learning, Machine Translation

Microsoft has been working closely with Science Foundation Ireland over the last few years on a number of targeted research projects. SFI have now launched Centres for Research Training (CRT) to build on research excellence and provide cohorts of academically outstanding future research leaders with the skills and knowledge required to address the future challenges of an ever-changing work environment.  Microsoft Ireland is proud to sponsor and mentor PhD Students in a number of […]

Brian Mullan

Brian Mullan

Principal Data Science & analytics Manager, Microsoft

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UCD Digital Policy Masters

Microsoft Ireland and Microsoft EGA have partnered with University College Dublin to establish the Microsoft-UCD Digital Policy Programme. This is the first programme of its kind in Ireland, which brings industry partners, the public sector and leading academics together with the goal of building digital policy training and capability in Ireland and Europe. The Programme, […]

Ciaran Conlon

Ciaran Conlon

Director of Public Policy, Microsoft Ireland

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Spark your creativity with Dream Space

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. As technology permeates every aspect of our lives, it is critical that the next generation has the skills for the jobs of the future. With this mission in mind, Microsoft developed its innovative digital skills experience – Dream Space. Launched […]

Amanda Jolliffe

Amanda Jolliffe

DreamSpace Lead, Microsoft Ireland

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Microsoft partnership with FIT

Despite being amid a technological revolution, empowering individuals with the appropriate digital skills remains our greatest challenge. The number of young people who are pursuing STEM careers is steadily decreasing; and only half of all students who do choose STEM courses end up in STEM careers. Furthermore, we are also in the midst of a skills […]

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Dr. Kevin Marshall

Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

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Reimagining the Future of Digital Sales

Microsoft Ireland announces the creation of 200 new EMEA Digital Sales jobs.   Less than four years ago, Dublin was selected as the home for Microsoft’s EMEA Digital Sales organisation. Since then, it has been at the forefront of Microsoft’s own journey of transformation as a company. From small beginnings, we have built up a […]

Lisa  Dillon

Lisa Dillon

Vice-President, Microsoft EMEA Digital Sales

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